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post #1 of 3 Old 08-05-2012, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
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Alright, so about 18 months ago I dumped my old Sony HTIB and opted to go with a 3.1 system based on reco's from the forums (i.e. by a good 3.1 system before you go any further). So I ended up with:
  • Marantz NR1501
  • Velodyne VDR12
  • Energy RC-Mini's for LR and Center channels

Overall the sound is great, however I feel like I'm always holding the remote to turn up the sound on voices and then to turn down the sound on loud music within movies.

I've setup my system using the auto-setup and I've also cranked up the center channel for voices. Is there something else I should be doing?

I feel like I had less volume variances on my old Sony system frown.gif

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Alright, so about 18 months ago I dumped my old Sony HTIB and opted to go with a 3.1 system based on reco's from the forums (i.e. by a good 3.1 system before you go any further). So I ended up with:
  • Marantz NR1501
  • Velodyne VDR12
  • Energy RC-Mini's for LR and Center channels
Overall the sound is great, however I feel like I'm always holding the remote to turn up the sound on voices and then to turn down the sound on loud music within movies.
I've setup my system using the auto-setup and I've also cranked up the center channel for voices. Is there something else I should be doing?
I feel like I had less volume variances on my old Sony system frown.gif
Farhan

Dynamic range compression aka "midnight mode". It'll make the loud sounds software (like explosions) and quiet sounds louder (like dialog).
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Not familiar with your receiver, but you can check to see if you can manually adjust speaker levels. You will want to up the DB for the center channel, and possible lower the levels on the L/R. I had to do this recently on my own setup (Pioneer receiver) and increased my center channel to +3DB and lowered sides down. This is after having running auto setup/config.

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